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RedHat Drops A bomb!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Planet_Master, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Planet_Master

    Planet_Master Well-Known Member

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    Well we are all in a pickle now, RedHat is stopping production and support for all of its products (IE 7.x, 8.x and 9.x) and concentrating on Enterprise Linux Edition.

    I got this in the mail today:

    Thank you for being a Red Hat Network customer.

    This e-mail provides you with important information about the upcoming
    discontinuation of Red Hat Linux, and resources to assist you with your
    migration to another Red Hat solution.

    As previously communicated, Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and
    errata support for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 as of December
    31, 2003. Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and errata support for
    Red Hat Linux 9 as of April 30, 2004. Red Hat does not plan to release
    another product in the Red Hat Linux line.

    With the recent announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3, you'll
    find migrating to Enterprise Linux appealing. We understand
    that transitioning to another Red Hat solution requires careful planning
    and implementation. We have created a migration plan for Red Hat Network
    customers to help make the transition as simple and seamless as
    possible. Details:

    ****************
    If you purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS or ES Basic before February
    28, 2004, you will receive 50% off the price for two years.[*] (That's two
    years for the price of one.)

    ****************
    In addition, we have created a Red Hat Linux Migration Resource Center
    to address your migration planning and other questions, such as:

    * What are best practices for implementing the migration to Red Hat
    Enterprise Linux?

    * Are there other migration alternatives?

    * How do I purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS or ES Basic at the price
    above?

    * What if my paid subscription to RHN extends past April 30, 2004?

    ****************

    Find out more about your migration options with product comparisons,
    whitepapers and documentation at the Red Hat Linux Migration Resource
    Center:

    http://www.redhat.com/solutions/migration/rhl/rhn


    Or read the FAQ written especially for Red Hat Network customers:

    https://rhn.redhat.com/help/rhlmigrationfaq/

    Sincerely,

    Red Hat, Inc.


    [*] Limit 10 units. Higher volume purchase inquiries should contact a
    regional Red Hat sales representative. Contact numbers available at
    http://www.redhat.com/solutions/migration/rhl/rhn

    --the Red Hat Network Team



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    So what does this mean to the 99.9% of us using these releases? I would have no problem migrating to Enterprise but I dont think Cpanel fully supports this edition as of yet.

    This a serious concern now and Cpanel has to make it a priority to get this resolved.

    Instead of releasing edge builds everyday that seemingly change nothing but the version number, I think its time for them to concentrate on making a stable version that is compatible with Enterprise Linux because all other versions are soon to be obsolete.

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. Curious Too

    Curious Too Well-Known Member

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    This is old news. Please search the forum for various discussions regarding this issue.
     
  3. rs-freddo

    rs-freddo Well-Known Member

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    I agree, I think cPanel needs to start looking to supporting RH Enterprise Server. Nothing can be free forever and it's about time us server owners started kicking somthing back to RH. If CPanel is Professional Hosting Software then it needs to run on a Professional Server. Now is the time to make sure there is a cpanel version that runs on Enterprise!
     
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    Agreed!
     
  5. MikeMc

    MikeMc Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's hard to say which is a professional server...in any case...we don't need professional servers...we need stable and secure servers, which can be done and has been done for years. I don't think that cpanel should follow this money safari that Red Hat started.
     
  6. casey

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    I'm really leaning towards debian. I haven't read of any disasters with cpanel and debian like I saw with freebsd. What I've heard of debian sounds really good. Possibly better than redhat...?
     
  7. sky

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    now the question is ... how do we move on ??

    it will be a whole lot of work to move to a new machine .. .darn redhat .... just as I was about to be comfortable with it .. should have stuck with the other distros
     
  8. Website Rob

    Website Rob Well-Known Member

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    End of Life does not mean End of Use.

    It will not be that difficult to continue using RH 7x - 9x and have a pretty secure & stable Server. I'm more focused (and concerned) about the new Linux 2.6 kernel -- which should be available next year. That more than anything, will determine which OS distro I continue to use.
     
  9. sky

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    hate migrations ..

    anyway .... if cpanel goes for enterprise ..... i have no issues ..... looking for a new machine anyway .. so it might just be the nice right time :)
     
  10. basher584

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    http://cpanel.net/

    "Special notice about cPanel for RedHat: cPanel will continue to support the current versions of RedHat Linux through the end of their lifetimes. We are currently planning to support the new RedHat Enterprise Linux and Fedora versions before the end of the year. Once we have more information, we will post it here for your convenience."

    BTW.. Fedora was released today.
     
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